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Couple Therapy Session

Fees & Insurance

 


The fees listed are for incoming patients as of January 1, 2014.

 

                $285 per 45-minute individual session.
                $380 per 60-minute therapy session,  assessment or initial consultation.
                $475 per 75-minute family or couples session.
                $100 per 75-minute group session.
                $285 per 45-minute assesment for entry to group if not an
                 established patient.

Different fees may apply for patients with specific, legitimate needs in regards to privacy and scheduling.


Payment & Insurance

Cash, check or credit cards are accepted for payment which is expected at the time of every service. Credit cards are accepted through paypal on this website before each visit or in the office at the time of the visit. You will receive a receipt for services at each session which provides the information needed to submit a claim if you are covered by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.

I operate my psychotherapy practice as a fee for service practice as opposed to an insurance-driven one.  This has allowed me to provide the best possible individualized care for patients focused on patient needs and not on the needs and dictates of an insurance carrier. 

Insurance companies will only authorize services that they believe are “medically necessary”.   Managed health insurance plans require ongoing paperwork, phone calls and continual justification for therapy.  It is important to understand that if I contract with an insurance company neither you nor I will  determine the length or frequency of your psychotherapy.   It is my view that insurance company demands for my time and their interference in the relationship between Dr. and patient is not conducive to your privacy or to successful psychotherapy.    

Since I do not belong to managed care plans or contract with insurance carriers fees for therapy are expected at the time of service.  If you desire reimbursement from an insurance company and  have out-of-network mental health benefits you may submit paid invoices to your carrier under the terms of your contract with them.  You will be provided with a receipt for this purpose at each visit.

Services may be re-imbursed in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan only if you have out-of-network benefits. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Cancellation Policy

If you do not keep your scheduled appointment, and you have not cancelled the appointment a full 48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the missed session.

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